November 28, 2023

Season of Sharing helps mother who focuses on healing trauma for herself and others

Ti-yanna Flores was on her way to work in July, wondering what was in store, when she stopped at the traffic light at 53rd Avenue in Bradenton.

Each day at the behavioral center, sh…

November 22, 2023

North Port mom faces past trauma; Rebuilt life began to spiral after her own mother died

Shawana Perkins crawled into bed that night a week before Thanksgiving 2020, exhausted but content.

Life was good. She was providing for her daughters on her own since her divorce a…

November 20, 2023

Biggest blessing: Season of Sharing helps Sarasota mom and scholar-athlete son find home

Some evenings, when Coleia Thomas and her son, Isaiah Belt, would be parked near the Van Wezel, they would look in the distance, toward the silhouette of construction cranes hovering over Lemo…

November 15, 2023

Season of Sharing helps Bradenton mother and daughter caught in housing and health crises

When she was a girl - long before her stroke and the months living in her car - Dana Welch would gaze up at the night sky and think anything was possible.

Finances were tight after…

November 13, 2023

A healing path: Season of Sharing helps Bradenton father in life of grief and growth

The phone buzzed in Steven Bender's pocket and his handheld radio squawked. "Steven, what is your location?" came the voice of a colleague over the speaker. Steven whisked out the office door,…

November 9, 2023

Affordable housing crisis topic of day

SARASOTA The Sarasota Chamber and the area's largest philanthropic organizations came together with members of the business community Wednesday to present ideas on ways to solve a growing prob…

November 8, 2023

Bradenton mom finds stability through work, studies and an assist from Season of Sharing

Sometime between sleeping in her mother's living room and paying for Uber rides to work every day, Sondra Evans knew something had to give.

She'd always been independent and had a j…

November 7, 2023

Season of Sharing: A vital community asset

Our community’s assets are measured in many ways: home sales, business incubation, school grades, “Top Places To…” lists, cultural and nature-based experiences, and on…